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MAPS (OAV 1987)

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Alternative title:
Maps: Densetsu no Samayoeru Seijintachi (Japanese)
Maps: Legendary Space Wanderers
マップス 伝説のさまよえる星人たち (Japanese)
Themes: mecha
Plot Summary: Lipmira Gweiss is a sentient, angel-shaped spaceship who can project herself as a human female when dealing with other life forms. Formerly the transport of a now centuries dead pirate, and still obedient to her mission program, she travels the galaxy in search of a gem of enormous value and power, known as the Surging Light. Arriving at earth she discovers a Mapman - Tokyo schoolboy Gen Tokishima - who has the Antarctic location of the gem encoded in his DNA. Lipmira abducts Gen along with his girlfriend Hoshimi Kimizuka, only to have rival alien pirates attack them. When a new threat appears from under the surface of the moon, the pirates and the earthlings must settle their differences before they have any chance of completing the quest.
User Ratings: 21 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 1 vote (sub:1)
 Excellent: -
 Very good: -
 Good: 3 votes (sub:2, raw:1)
 Decent: 7 votes (sub:6, raw:1)
 So-so: 4 votes (sub:4)
 Not really good: 2 votes (sub:2)
 Weak: 3 votes (sub:2, dub:1)
 Bad: 1 vote (dub:1)
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Seen in part or in whole by 48 users, rank: #6583 (of 9596)
Median rating: Decent
Arithmetic mean: 5.333 (So-so+), std. dev.: 1.7548, rank: #8557 (of 9719)
Weighted mean: 5.266 (So-so+), rank: #8665 (of 9719) (seen all: 5.44 / seen some: 2.03)
Bayesian estimate: 6.152 (Decent), rank: #6156 (of 7298)
Running time: 51 minutes
Vintage: 1987-07-14
Release dates: We have 2
Ending Theme:
"The Angel Never Sleeps (天使は眠らない; Tenshi wa Nemura nai)" by Ushio Hashimoto
News: Show:
Anime USA (Nov 13, 2004)
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Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Keiji Hayakawa
Screenplay: Kenji Terada
Music: Kōhei Tanaka
Original creator: Yūichi Hasegawa
Character Design: Hatsuki Tsuji
Animation Director: Hatsuki Tsuji
Sound Director: Noriyoshi Matsuura
Director of Photography: Jūrō Sugimura
Executive producer: Masayuki Miyashita

Background Art: Shinji Kimura
Editing: Shūichi Kakesu
Production producer:
Akio Wakana
Yasuo Kaneko
Sound Effects: Yasuyuki Konno
Special Effects: Toyohiko Sakakibara
Theme Song Arrangement: Kōhei Tanaka (ED)
Theme Song Composition: Kazuyuki Sekiguchi (ED)
Theme Song Lyrics: Kazuyuki Sekiguchi (ED)
Theme Song Performance: Ushio Hashimoto (ED)
Hiromi Tsuru as Lipumira Gweiss
Mayumi Tanaka as Gen Tokishima

Akira Kamiya as Abe Edinburgh
Hidekatsu Shibata as Mibarihan
Yūko Minaguchi as Hoshimi Kimizuka

Masaya Onosaka as Calion
Naoko Watanabe as Tsukime

Japanese companies
Animation Production: Gallop
Background Art: Kobayashi Production
Film Developing: Tokyo Laboratory
Finish Animation Assistance:
Bobby Planning
Studio Killy
Studio Runrun
Planning: Gakken
Recording Studio: Seion Studio
Sound Production: Gen

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